LEO SOILEAU 'The Early Recordings of Leo Soileu'

LEO SOILEAU 'The Early Recordings of Leo Soileu'

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While there has been healthy number of re-issues of early Cajun music, this is one of the important ones at least for those interested in the classic early sides of this distinctive & infectious music native to just a small part of Louisiana. The early recordings of fiddler Leo Soileau are impressive especially those with the young accordion player Mayeus LaFleur who was to die tragically at the age of 22 just after cutting some of these classic sides in 1928. Other tracks with Moise Robin are powerful as well with soulful vocals. There are other recordings that feature two fiddles. Well remastered by Rich Nevins from exceptionally rare old 78s and with nice notes by Ann Savoy. An important and recommended album for Cajun music lovers. GROSSE MAMA, BASILE, LA VALSE A MOREAU, MA MAUVAISE FILLE, EASY RIDER BLUES, JE VEUX MARIER, CRIMINAL WALTZ, VALSE PENITENTIARE, etc.

Track Listing:

  • BASILE
  • LA VALSE DE JOSEPHINE
  • MAMA
  • WHERE YOU AT
  • EASY RIDER BLUES
  • GROSSE MAMA
  • LA VALSE A MOREAU
  • DEMAIN C'EST PAS DIMANCHE
  • C'EST PAS LA PEINE TU PLEURES
  • THE CRIMINAL WALTZ
  • JE T'AI RENCONTRE DANS LE BROUILLARD
  • YOUR FATHER PUT ME OUT
  • MA MAUVAISE FILLE
  • LA VALSE DE PACANIERE
  • LE BLUES DE NEG' FRANCAIS
  • ALLONS
  • TOUS BOIRE UN COUP
  • MA CHERE 'TITE FILLE
  • LA VALSE PENITENTIAIRE
  • SUR LE CHEMIN CHEZ MOI
  • JE VEUX MARIER.